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By Shea Johnson
Staff Writer
Posted:     Jun. 6, 2016 at 5:54 PM
Updated:  Jun 6, 2016 at 6:05 PM

  • Deal awaiting court approval before being finalized

A global settlement for $250,000 agreed upon by legal counsel for San Bernardino County and attorneys representing family members of Dan’te Parker is awaiting court approval before it’s finalized, records show.

The deal falls within the parameters earlier authorized by county Supervisors. Terms of the deal were reached sometime after Feb. 9.

But judicial review is required because some of the plaintiffs are minors. Also, the exact way the quarter-million-dollar sum will be divided among individual plaintiffs still must be resolved, according to federal filings last week.

Once OK’d by the court, the settlement will put a stamp on federal lawsuits brought forth separately by Parker’s mother, father, and wife and five children in the wake of Parker’s in-custody death in August 2014.

Parker, 36, died not long after being taken into custody as a residential burglary suspect in the 12400 block of Luna Road in Victorville on Aug. 12, 2014. He was combative with responding deputies and under the influence of phencyclidine (PCP), according to authorities and the coroner’s report.

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